Dotman makes a comeback with new single, Frenemies
Months after creating magic with high profile disk jockey, DJ Spinall on an infectious joint tagged Omoge, talented Afro-Pop act, Olatunji Oladotun Alade, well known in the music industry as Dotman, is back with a new single titled, Frenemies
The new body of work, which is laced with a catchy vibe and produced by 2Shirtz, is a friendly reminder that not everyone who rolls with you has got your back, hence ‘wolves in sheep’s clothing’. It is a slight dig at pretentious friends who only come around when money is swell, calls for ‘realness’ to humanity.
Dotman became famous for his smashed singles, Akube, My Woman, Afro Girl and Omoge. The Ipokia, Ogun State, indigene and Abeokuta Grammar School old boy, studied Physics Education at the University of Lagos.
Inspired by artistes like King Sunny Ade, Fela Kuti, Akon, 9ice and Da Grin, who he credits the start of his music career to after winning a rap competition at the University of Lagos.
In 2016, he was featured on TooXclusive’s ‘Artistes To Watch In 2017’ and Vibe.ng’s ‘7 Breakthrough Acts To Watch Out For In 2017’. In January 2017, Dotman performed at Big Brother Naija’s Live Eviction Show in South Africa.
Also, the same year, he collaborated with Davido on the 2017 single Escobar.
Born on December 9, 1993, the music sensation, who doubles as the CEO of 808 Records is a singer, rapper and performer. The indigenous artiste made his debut in 2014 with two well-received singles, Yes Melo and a mix tape of Bobby Smurda’s Hot Nigga titled Blessing, both, which enjoyed massive airplays in Radio and TV stations across the country.
He began to gain major recognition, after he was featured on fellow U & I Music label-mate singer, Akin’s single titled Make Am, which also featured Afrobeat singer, Oritse Femi. He gained more prominence with the release of Fine Girl video.
Commenting on one his defining traits, versatility and wit as a lyricist, Dotman said: “I do indigenous rap, hip-hop and a little bit of afro-pop. And because I love doing it, it is easy for me to do.”
On what inform theme of his songs, the rapper said, “I write different kinds of songs touching on different areas of life, be it money, lifestyle, harsh life experiences and others. But I write a lot of hustle, either my hustle or that of other people. Though I’m young, I’ve faced quite a lot of challenges.”